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Revolutionary War Pension Application (File # R7060) of

Abraham Mayfield (1763-1850) of Greenville District, South Carolina

 

Transcription by Phil Norfleet

 

State of South Carolina, Greenville District

On this 19th day of March 1833, personally appeared in open Court, Abraham Mayfield, a resident of the District and State aforesaid, aged 66 years [sic], who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832:

That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated.  That is to say:

1st Tour:  He entered into the service in the fall of the year 1780, about the 1st of December to the best of his recollection, as a drafted militia man, in the County of Bute in North Carolina, and was rendezvoused at Warren Court House under the command of Capt George Nazrey, where they remained about two weeks.

Near Christmas, he received a dismission with orders to be in readiness to march at a minute's warning.  On the 1st day of February 1781, he was ordered to rendezvous at Warren C. H. and was marched immediately from there to Guilford C.  H. commanded by Capt George Nazrey.  Here he remained until Monday preceding the Battle, which was fought at that place on the 15th March, when being sick, he, with about 30 other soldiers in like ill health, were sent home on furlough.  He did not recover his health in time to return to the Army during this tour of three months.

2nd Tour:  In August 1781 he was again drafted in Bute County, and was rendezvoused at Halifax Town on Roanoke River & was there stationed for eleven or twelve weeks under the command of Capt John Cokely.  When the Army was about to be marched toward Wilmington, near the seaboard, my father (being unwilling for me to go where he considered it to be very sickly at that season of the year) relived me by substituting William King in my place to serve the remainder of my tour, which was a tour of three months.  The surrender of Cornwallis occurred soon after the end of my second tour & I was never again called into the service.  Thus personally and by substitution he declares he served six months.  He received a discharge which he returned to his father's keeping which has been lost.  He has no other documentary evidence useful in his case.

He was born and raised in Culpepper County, Virginia.  When he was about ten years of age, his father moved to and settled in Bute County (now Warren) North Carolina, here he lived with his father until I moved to South Carolina in which state I have been living for the last forty-six years & now resides in Greenville District where he has settled for the last forty-three years.

He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to any pension or annuity except the present. And declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of any agency of any State.

Sealed and subscribed the day & year aforesaid in open Court.

/S/  Abraham Mayfield (his mark)

In open Court.

James McDaniel C. C. D.

 

I do hereby certify on my oath, that I have been personally acquainted with Abraham Mayfield whom I have just seen sign the foregoing declaration, for the last fifty-five years; and do know that he served in the Army of the United States in the Revolutionary War and believe his declaration is entitled to full credit.

Sworn to & subscribed on day and year aforesaid.

/S/ Henry Wood (his mark)

In open Court.

James McDaniel C. C. D.

 

And we, Thomas Hutchins a clergyman and Josiah Kilgore, each resident in the District & State first above stated, hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Abraham Mayfield, who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration; that we believe him to be sixty-six years of age, that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides, to have been a Revolutionary Soldier, and that we concur in that opinion.

Sworn & Subscribed day and year aforesaid.

/S/  Thomas Hutchins

/S/  Josiah Kilgore

In open Court.

James McDaniel C. C. P.

 

I James McDaniel, Clerk of the Court of General Sessions & Common Pleas for the District of Greenville & State aforesaid, do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said Court in the matter of the application of Abraham Mayfield for a pension.  In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand & Seal of Office, this 19th day of March 1833.

/S/ J. McDaniel, C. C. P.

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